Welcome again to our ongoing series about living with diabetes around the globe. We’re very excited to bring you this special account of life in the United Arab Emirates by Aisha AlQaissieh, a 25-year-old native of Abu Dhabi, the capitol of the country, where she works at her family’s business. Aisha was diagnosed with type 1 at age 12 and struggled with her diabetes for a few years before becoming a patient at the UAE’s…Read more »
Note to self: Never say never, and never brush aside any tool that might possibly be able to help you smooth your wild glucose excursion rides.
Not long ago, I declared my happiness being untethered from my CGM. But as of about two weeks ago, I am wearing my continuous glucose monitor again. If you read my last post, you know what that means: I consider it my go-to solution when things are not going…
Just a few weeks after we published our last update on flying with diabetes, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) made a big announcement in response to all the hullaballoo about its agents mistakenly subjecting travelers with health conditions to invasive searches and disregarding their special needs: it launched a program called TSA Cares, “a toll-free helpline for travelers with disabilities and medical needs.”
So what can a helpline really do?
According to the announcement and…
Kathleen Weaver might be considered the godmother of diabetes bloggers. After all, she started blogging about her experiences back in the dawn of time (about 2003), when the word “blog” brought nothing to mind but a spill of some sort for most folks. For her day job, Kathleen’s an accomplished high school computer science teacher in Dallas, TX. We’re delighted to host Kathleen today, as she provides a little window into her “other” life as…Read more »
Charles a.k.a. “Chip” Zimliki is a biologist who works at FDA. He’s an important person for all PWDs to know about in that he has a key role in developing the technology that will one day become a functioning Artificial Pancreas. Chip came to FDA as a grad student on fellowship doing pancreatic beta cell research for diabetes, which was always “near and dear to my heart,” he says, as a long-time type 1 diabetic…Read more »